FIELDING BIBLE AWARDS

Every Major League Baseball Player who won a Fielding Bible Award

The Fielding Bible Award recognize the best defensive player for each fielding position in Major League Baseball based on statistical analysis. John Dewan and Baseball Info Solutions conduct the annual selection process, which commenced in 2006.

Fielding Bible Awards are voted on annually by ten fielding experts including Dewan, sabermetric pioneer Bill James, and writers such as Peter Gammons, Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski, SB Nation editor Rob Neyer, and ESPN analyst Doug Glanville.

The Fielding Bible Awards have historically been announced before the Gold Glove Awards, the traditional measurement of fielding excellence. Dewan wrote that this award cannot equal the prestige of the Gold Glove, which started 50+ years earlier, but it provides an alternative.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"These awards (the Fielding Bible Awards) are far more accurate than the Gold Gloves in that statistics are employed along with the opinions of a large panel of experts. The Gold Gloves are selected by managers and coaches and obviously in some cases may have seen a player only six times all season." - Columnist Peter Abraham in The Boston Globe (11/01/2010, 'So much for run prevention', Source )

Fielding Bible Award for Pitchers

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Greg Maddux (1) 2006 Cubs & 2006 Dodgers NL
2007 Johan Santana (1) 2007 Minnesota Twins AL
2008 Kenny Rogers (1) 2008 Detroit Tigers AL
2009 Mark Buehrle (1) 2009 Chicago White Sox AL
2010 Mark Buehrle (2) 2010 Chicago White Sox AL
2011 Mark Buehrle (3) 2011 Chicago White Sox AL
2012 Mark Buehrle (4) 2012 Miami Marlins NL
2013 R.A. Dickey (1) 2013 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2014 Dallas Keuchel (1) 2014 Houston Astros AL
2015 Dallas Keuchel (2) 2015 Houston Astros AL
2016 Dallas Keuchel (3) 2016 Houston Astros AL
2017 Dallas Keuchel (4) 2017 Houston Astros AL
2018 Zack Greinke (1) 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2019 Zack Greinke (2) 2018 Diamondbacks & 2019 Astros ML
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Catchers

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Ivan Rodriguez (1) 2006 Detroit Tigers AL
2007 Yadier Molina (1) 2007 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2008 Yadier Molina (2) 2008 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2009 Yadier Molina (3) 2009 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2010 Yadier Molina (4) 2010 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2011 Matt Wieters (1) 2011 Baltimore Orioles AL
2012 Yadier Molina (5) 2012 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2013 Yadier Molina (6) 2013 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2014 Jonathan Lucroy (1) 2014 Milwaukee Brewers NL
2015 Buster Posey (1) 2015 San Francisco Giants NL
2016 Buster Posey (2) 2016 San Francisco Giants NL
2017 Martin Maldonado (1) 2017 Los Angeles Angels AL
2018 Jeff Mathis (1) 2018 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2019 Roberto Perez (1) 2019 Cleveland Indians AL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for First Basemen

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Albert Pujols (1) 2006 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2007 Albert Pujols (2) 2007 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2008 Albert Pujols (3) 2008 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2009 Albert Pujols (4) 2009 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2010 Daric Barton (1) 2010 Oakland Athletics AL
2011 Albert Pujols (5) 2011 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2012 Mark Teixeira (1) 2012 New York Yankees AL
2013 Paul Goldschmidt (1) 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2014 Adrian Gonzalez (1) 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
2015 Paul Goldschmidt (2) 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2016 Anthony Rizzo (1) 2016 Chicago Cubs NL
2017 Paul Goldschmidt (3) 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2018 Matt Olson (1) 2018 Oakland Athletics AL
2019 Matt Olson (2) 2019 Oakland Athletics AL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Second Basemen

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Orlando Hudson (1) 2006 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2007 Aaron Hill (1) 2007 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2008 Brandon Phillips (1) 2008 Cincinnati Reds NL
2009 Aaron Hill (2) 2009 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2010 Chase Utley (1) 2010 Philadelphia Phillies NL
2011 Dustin Pedroia (1) 2011 Boston Red Sox AL
2012 Darwin Barney (1) 2012 Chicago Cubs NL
2013 Dustin Pedroia (2) 2013 Boston Red Sox AL
2014 Dustin Pedroia (3) 2014 Boston Red Sox AL
2015 Ian Kinsler (1) 2015 Detroit Tigers AL
2016 Dustin Pedroia (4) 2016 Boston Red Sox AL
2017 DJ LeMahieu (1) 2017 Colorado Rockies NL
2018 Kolten Wong (1) 2018 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2019 Kolten Wong (2) 2019 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Third Basemen

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Adrian Beltre (1) 2006 Seattle Mariners AL
2007 Pedro Feliz (1) 2007 San Francisco Giants NL
2008 Adrian Beltre (2) 2008 Seattle Mariners AL
2009 Ryan Zimmerman (1) 2009 Washington Nationals NL
2010 Evan Longoria (1) 2010 Tampa Bay Rays AL
2011 Adrian Beltre (3) 2011 Texas Rangers AL
2012 Adrian Beltre (4) 2012 Texas Rangers AL
2013 Manny Machado (1) 2013 Baltimore Orioles AL
2014 Josh Donaldson (1) 2014 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2015 Nolan Arenado (1) 2015 Colorado Rockies NL
2016 Nolan Arenado (2) 2016 Colorado Rockies NL
2017 Nolan Arenado (3) 2017 Colorado Rockies NL
2018 Matt Chapman (1) 2018 Oakland Athletics AL
2019 Matt Chapman (2) 2019 Oakland Athletics AL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Shortstops

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Adam Everett (1) 2006 Houston Astros NL
2007 Troy Tulowitzki (1) 2007 Colorado Rockies NL
2008 Jimmy Rollins (1) 2008 Philadelphia Phillies NL
2009 Jack Wilson (1) 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
2010 Troy Tulowitzki (2) 2010 Colorado Rockies NL
2011 Troy Tulowitzki (3) 2011 Colorado Rockies NL
2012 Brendan Ryan (1) 2012 Seattle Mariners AL
2013 Andrelton Simmons (1) 2013 Atlanta Braves NL
2014 Andrelton Simmons (2) 2014 Atlanta Braves NL
2015 Andrelton Simmons (3) 2015 Atlanta Braves NL
2016 Andrelton Simmons (4) 2016 Los Angeles Angels AL
2017 Andrelton Simmons (5) 2017 Los Angeles Angels AL
2018 Andrelton Simmons (6) 2018 Los Angeles Angels AL
2019 Nick Ahmed (1) 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Left Fielders

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Carl Crawford (1) 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays AL
2007 Eric Byrnes (1) 2007 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2008 Carl Crawford (2) 2008 Tampa Bay Rays AL
2009 Carl Crawford (3) 2009 Tampa Bay Rays AL
2010 Brett Gardner (1) 2010 New York Yankees AL
2011 Brett Gardner (2) 2011 New York Yankees AL
2012 Alex Gordon (1) 2012 Kansas City Royals AL
2013 Alex Gordon (2) 2013 Kansas City Royals AL
2014 Alex Gordon (3) 2014 Kansas City Royals AL
2015 Starling Marte (1) 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
2016 Starling Marte (2) 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates NL
2017 Brett Gardner (3) 2017 New York Yankees AL
2018 Alex Gordon (4) 2018 Kansas City Royals AL
2019 David Peralta (1) 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Center Fielders

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Carlos Beltran (1) 2006 New York Mets NL
2007 Andruw Jones (1) 2007 Atlanta Braves NL
2008 Carlos Beltran (2) 2008 New York Mets NL
2009 Franklin Gutierrez (2) 2009 Seattle Mariners AL
2010 Michael Bourn (1) 2010 Houston Astros NL
2011 Austin Jackson (1) 2011 Detroit Tigers AL
2012 Mike Trout (1) 2012 Los Angeles Angels AL
2013 Carlos Gomez (1) 2013 Milwaukee Brewers NL
2014 Juan Lagares (1) 2014 New York Mets NL
2015 Kevin Kiermaier (1) 2015 Tampa Bay Rays AL
2016 Kevin Pillar (1) 2016 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2017 Byron Buxton (1) 2017 Minnesota Twins AL
2018 Lorenzo Cain (1) 2018 Milwaukee Brewers NL
2019 Lorenzo Cain (2) 2019 Milwaukee Brewers NL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --

Fielding Bible Award for Right Fielders

By Baseball Info Solutions

2006 Ichiro Suzuki (1) 2006 Seattle Mariners AL
2007 Alex Rios (1) 2007 Toronto Blue Jays AL
2008 Franklin Gutierrez (1) 2008 Cleveland Indians AL
2009 Ichiro Suzuki (2) 2009 Seattle Mariners AL
2010 Ichiro Suzuki (3) 2010 Seattle Mariners AL
2011 Justin Upton (1) 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2012 Jason Heyward (1) 2012 Atlanta Braves NL
2013 Gerardo Parra (1) 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks NL
2014 Jason Heyward (2) 2014 Atlanta Braves NL
2015 Jason Heyward (3) 2015 St. Louis Cardinals NL
2016 Mookie Betts (1) 2016 Boston Red Sox AL
2017 Mookie Betts (2) 2017 Boston Red Sox AL
2018 Mookie Betts (3) 2018 Boston Red Sox AL
2019 Cody Bellinger (1) 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers NL
2020 Not Yet Announced (x) -- --
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Did you know that Albert Pujols won a record setting five Fielding Bible Awards? In 2013, Pujols was passed by six-time recipient Yadier Molina , who has not yet been passed, but in 2018, Andrelton Simmons tied Yadi !

Did you know that Franklin Gutierrez won a Fielding Bible Award at more than one position (2008 in right field with the Cleveland Indians then 2009 in center field with the Seattle Mariners )?

Did you know that in 2014, Baseball Info Solutions began to recognize a Multi-Position Fielding Bible Award, for those utility players who were so skilled and versatile at mulitple positions, they needed a category just for them? The winners have been Lorenzo Cain (2014), Ender Inciarte (2015), Javier Baez (2016, 2017, 2018), and Cody Bellinger (2019)!

If you are interested in fielding statistics / research and these three books aren't on your bookshelf, you don't know what you're missing, truly:

Do you agree with the choices made by experts? Did you know that each voter selects the best defensive player at each position with the best player given ten points, the second best nine points and so forth? Those totals from each expert are then made into a total score which determines the winner at each fielding position - is this system better? Do you prefer the outfielder position to be specific (left - center - right) or generic? Share your answers & opinions on Baseball Fever .

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